Spooky Marzipan Treats

Make these rose water-saffron, black sesame, and orange blossom water marzipan recipes for a fun and tasty Halloween activity.

Black Sesame Marzipan

The rich flavor of black sesame paste meets delicate almond for a nutty and delicious Halloween treat.

Rose Water & Saffron Marzipan

Homemade marzipan is an easy sweet with a gourmet twist. The brilliant orange color is perfect for Halloween pumpkins.

Orange Blossom Water Marzipan

Boo! With its floral notes and smooth texture, this aromatic marzipan is so easy to make, it's scary.


3 cups almond flour

3 cups powdered sugar

3 teaspoons rose water and/or orange blossom water

1 teaspoon saffron threads

2 teaspoons black sesame paste

Make the Dough


Sift together the powdered sugar and almond flour. Add the flavorings for each recipe, slowly adding small amounts of water to make a smooth dough.

Roll out the Dough


Dust your work surface and a rolling pin with powdered sugar. Then, roll out the dough to about 1/4-inch thick.

Shape the Marzipan


Use Halloween-themed mini cookie cutters to create fun, spooky shapes. Gather the remaining dough and roll it out again until you've used all of the dough.


dry the treats


Place your marzipan shapes on a  nonstick surface to dry. Let them rest for at least 30 minutes, then enjoy!

Make them now!

These marzipan treats are easy to make and don't require any baking. That makes them a great autumn activity to try with kids (and kids-at-heart!)

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